If we all agree that LA, San Antonio, Utah and Portland + possibly Sacramento are the main chances to win the title...what trades do people think would push the 'second tier' teams 'over the top', ie...take a team like Philly, Phoenix, Minnesota, New York and make them a contender.
I think the main one would be Philly. They already have a great chance to come through the East (I believe they will as it is) but I don't think they'd have a hope to win it all UNLESS they can pull off a major trade.
The one that I'd love to see is Mutumbo. It's interesting that he has them on his "wish list" as I think he'd be a great fit on that team.
If they could somehow package Geiger + Kukoc and land the big fella, man would they be a contender. Mutumbo may be old, but he still pulls down 15 - 20 Boards on a good night and is still the best big man defender.
Just imagine Mutumbo AND Ratliff TOGETHER in the paint...The two best shot blockers in the game together!
If Iverson could have a huge playoff series...anything could happen.